Made in Naija: R & R Shea Luxury Ori-Nku Body Oil – Product Review

Price: I got this for 1,800 Naira but it is usually N2000

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Size: 250 mL

Availability: I got this from the R & R Luxury stand at the Naija Hair Can Grow Salon Day Out. It is also available at R & R Luxury – Lekki, Sacred Beauty – Maryland, Grey Velvet – Lekki, Jumia, BeautyRevNG and R&R Luxury’s website. They also have suppliers in Accra and London.

Product Description

Liquid Shea Butter

Directions: Use daily after bath or shower. Apply directly on wet or dry skin. Shea luxury spreads on your body like a dream, leaving behind soft, supple skin.

Shea Luxury Body Oil helps with Scars, Stretch marks, Cradle Cap, Dry Skin, Aging Skin, Sunburn, Sensitive skin, Dry hair and scalp.

Being a 100% natural product your body oil is subject to change. In extreme cold weather conditions your oil may become cloudy or solidify, this is normal and can easily be rectified by immersing your oil in a jug of hot (not boiling water).

Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea oil)

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Fragrance: There are three fragrances: Serenity, Lemongrass, and Unscented. I purchased the unscented one and the fragrance reminds me of vegetable oil. 🙁 Thankfully, the scent doesn’t linger. By the time I am dressed, I don’t notice it anymore.

Texture and Color: It has a golden color when the oil is melted. The AC where I stay tends to be industrial strong so the oil gets a bit cloudy. However, when I place it in my hand it melts very quickly.

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Packaging: It comes in a clear squeeze bottle with the R & R Luxury label over it. The oil is very easy to get out of the bottle.

Uses: I use this primarily on my body because of my dry skin. You can also use it on your hair and scalp.

My Take: Anyone who has used shea butter may wonder, “How did they get this to be liquid?” According to Coastal Scents, shea oil is obtained by “fractionating it to separate the olein (liquid) and the stearin (solid) parts.” I like how the oil behaves on my body. It is not as heavy as shea butter but it does help retain moisture. My skin is very dry and I tend to have issues keeping it moisturized with commercial lotions and creams.  If I am in a moist environment, I can put it on once and my skin will be moisturized for the day. If I am in a drier environment (i.e. if the air conditioning is on for a long time), my skin will feel dry after some time (8+ hours). My skin is also pretty sensitive and reacts to different creams. I didn’t have any reaction when I used this oil. *Yay!* I also appreciate that it is made in Nigeria. 😀

Would I purchase again? Possibly. I have many other creams and shea butter to finish but I may consider it once I finish them.

Have you tried shea oil before?

DISCLOSURE: THE PRODUCT REVIEWED IN THIS POST WAS PURCHASED WITH MY MONEY. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY COMPENSATION FOR WRITING THIS POST. THE OPINIONS ARE COMPLETELY MY OWN AND BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE.